Dutch for German Speakers (Beginners)

This course covers the four skills listening, reading, writing and speaking. In addition, we will look at the basics of Dutch grammar and Dutch vocabulary.


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Starting from 18 November 2019

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About the Dutch for German Speakers (Beginners) course

Dutch beginner course for Germaner speakers

The following themes will be used:

  • getting to know each other
  • on the road / going out
  • making a date
  • relatives
  • parties
  • going shopping
  • living accommodation,
  • work / leisure time
  • visiting the doctor
  • asking for information

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Learning goals

This Dutch for German Speakers (Beginners) course is aimed to those who wish to achieve level A2 in a short period of time.

Participants can understand the most important aspects of clear standard texts on subjects that they frequently come across at work, at school or during their leisure time. They can deal with most situations that can arise while travelling in areas where Dutch is spoken. They can produce simple texts on subjects that are familiar or that are of interest to them. They can describe experiences and occurrences, dreams, expectations and ambitions, and they can briefly explain their opinions and intentions.

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Different competences will be discussed during the classes. Assignments will be made in class, in groups, pairs or individually. More information about the course programme, homework and suggestions for additional online exercises will be published on the electronic learning environment.

In this course we use the book De opmaat. You can order all books required for the course on our special book page. Please ensure you bring your books to the first session.

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Time Investment

This Dutch for German Speakers (Beginners) course consists of 17 sessions of 1 hour 75 minutes at Babel in Utrecht. The advised self-study load is 30 hours.

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  • The language of instruction is Dutch.
  • In this course we use the book De opmaat. You can order all books required for the course on our special book page. Please ensure you bring your books to the first session.
  • Participants should attend at least 80% of the meetings. Please note that this is a fast course, especially suitable for German speakers. There will be no final test.
  • If you work or study at Utrecht University you will receive a 15% discount. Please register with your UU email address. Your registration will then be processed automatically.

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  • Starting date: 18 November 2019
    Monday18 November 201920:0021:45
    Wednesday20 November 201920:0021:45
    Monday25 November 201920:0021:45
    Wednesday27 November 201920:0021:45
    Monday2 December 201920:0021:45
    Wednesday4 December 201920:0021:45
    Monday9 December 201920:0021:45
    Wednesday11 December 201920:0021:45
    Monday16 December 201920:0021:45
    Wednesday18 December 201920:0021:45
    Monday6 January 202020:0021:45
    Wednesday8 January 202020:0021:45
    Monday13 January 202020:0021:45
    Wednesday15 January 202020:0021:45
    Monday20 January 202020:0021:45
    Wednesday22 January 202020:0021:45
    Monday27 January 202020:0021:45

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  • Starting date: 10 February 2020
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  • Starting date: 21 April 2020
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